By Ivan Mwine
The Uganda Police have issued a statement about the horrible accident in which Sauda Madada, a staunch National Unity Platform (NUP) mobilizer, is said to have knocked a boda-boda rider on Friday in Kyebando, before knocking several other vehicles as she tried to flee the scene.
According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) the Police at Kira road are investigating the serious fatal accident.
“The accident involved motor vehicle UBM 436E driven by one Sauda Madada, who was overtaking during the heavy traffic Jam at Kyebando roundabout at about 8:25 am and she knocked a motorcycle Bajaj Boxer registration number UFQ 517 W being ridden by Isabirye Ashraf 25,” Owoyesigire said in a statement.
He added that; “According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the Harrier immediately reversed upon seeing a Police vehicle that was on routine patrol and stepped on the rider who was already down.”
The police publicist said that Madada later gained access to Mulimira Road via Passover up to Kamwokya, joining the old Kira road to Kisota Road, where a police pursuing patrol vehicle deflated the tyres of the vehicle after continuously refusing to heed the Police call to stop.
He revealed that the vehicle came to a halt but while trying to arrest the suspect, she allegedly threw a tantrum and began undressing, prompting the officers to take her to Malcom Medical Centre Kisasi for medical attention which was the nearest medical facility .
Her vehicle was later towed by the Police and documentation was recovered from her.
The Victim was also taken to Mulago hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.
Owoyeesgire however refuted allegations that Sauda was shot by the police, saying that;
“We have also taken note of the social media post alleging that Sauda was shot. This is not true. It should be noted that while pursuing her, we only shot to deflate her tyres because she refused to heed the Police commands of stopping after being involved in an accident.”
“We have been notified that she left the medical facility where the Police left her. We appeal to her to report herself to the Police as we investigate the allegations of the accident. Our team will also retrieve the CCTV footage to help guide in the investigation,” he concluded.